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Ride Don’t Hide brings mental health out into the open

Thursday, June 20th 2019, 1:55 pm - “Ride Don’t Hide gives thousands of people across Canada the opportunity to connect—to their own mental health, to each other and to their broader communities.”

Bringing mental health out into the open - that’s the goal of the eighth annual Ride Don’t Hide happening June 23rd, 2019 in over 25 communities across Canada.

The nationwide fundraising event put on by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) urges participants to walk, run, or bike to raise funds for mental health initiatives across the country.

According to the CMHA, about 1.2 million Canadian children and youth experience a mental illness, but less than 20% receive help. Furthermore, 85% of Canadians think mental health services are among the most underfunded services in our healthcare system. That’s why Ride Don’t Hide raises critical funds to support CMHA mental health programs and services across the country.

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“Ride Don’t Hide gives thousands of people across Canada the opportunity to connect—to their own mental health, to each other and to their broader communities,” says the CMHA. “Ride Don’t Hide events are welcoming community events that build awareness, inclusion, and acceptance.”

Almost 10,000 riders and hundreds of more family members, friends and volunteers across Canada take part in Ride Don’t Hide, raising more than two million dollars each year.

To take part in the largest mental health bike ride across the country, you can ride, walk, run, donate or volunteer. Visit ridedonthide.com for more information.

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